Elgin Diner's Swiss Steak or Short Ribs with Jardiniere Sauce

Elgin Diner's Swiss Steak or Short Ribs with Jardiniere Sauce
Servings: 6 Prep 20 mins Bake 375°F 2 hrs 40 mins to 3 hrs 10 mins Cook 3 hrs to 1 hr


Jardiniere Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small carrot, julienned
  • 1 rib celery, julienned
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 can (35 ounces) plum tomatoes, undrained, chopped
  • 1 can (13-3/4 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For Swiss Steak:
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 1/4 pounds top round steak (about 1-1/2 inches thick)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 1/2 cups Jardiniere Sauce
For Beef Short Ribs
  • 3 pounds beef short ribs
  • 2 1/2 cups Jardiniere Sauce (see above)

Make It

Prepare Jardiniere Sauce:

1. Heat oil in heavy pot. Add carrot, celery and onion; saute until vegetables are softened, 4 to 5 minutes. Add garlic; saute 1 minute longer.

2. Add tomatoes, beef broth, sugar, salt and pepper. Bring to boiling over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 45 to 60 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Use for Swiss steak or short ribs, or cool to room temperature, then refrigerate, covered, for later use.

For Swiss Steak:

3. Combine flour, salt and pepper in small bowl. Coat steak on both sides with flour mixture. Pound both sides with meat mallet. Coat large heavy skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat oil in skillet. Add steak; brown on both sides. Pour in Jardiniere Sauce. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours or until steak is tender. Uncover; simmer for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened slightly.

For Short Ribs:

4. Brown short ribs, working in batches if necessary, in Dutch oven or other large flameproof, ovenproof casserole, over medium heat. Add Jardiniere Sauce. Bring to simmering. Cover; bake in 375 degrees F oven 2 hours or until meat is tender. Skim fat from top. Check liquid after 1 hour; add a little water if mixture looks too dry.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 289, Fat, total (g): 12, chol. (mg): 107, carb. (g): 9, pro. (g): 34, sodium (mg): 418, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.